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Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs In...

Like alcohol, drugs can impair your driving. When your driving is impaired, although you may feel fine, you run the risk of getting into an accident or worse, causing an accident. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, driving while impaired is a serious offence that can result in the loss of your license. When can you be charged for driving under the influence of drugs? When you are charged it means that an officer of the law suspects that you have committed a crime, in this case, driving under the influence of drugs. You can be charged after you have been pulled over by the police and they suspect or have proof that you were driving impaired. In Canada, driving under the influence of drugs used to be treated differently by the police. Now, new laws are in place to ensure that all impaired drivers whether they have used drugs…

9 Dec 2015

When Can A Police Officer Legally Search You?

2 Dec 2015

Most people are not familiar with their rights and assume that if an officer of the law wishes to search you, that you must comply. However, that is simply not…

What Are Police Vulnerable Sector Checks?

24 Nov 2015

During the application process for employment, volunteer positions or academic positions within certain organizations, applicants might find themselves subject to the Police Reference Check Program as a condition of their…

Holiday Drinking And Driving: What You Need...

18 Nov 2015

When it comes to the holidays, it’s easy to overindulge. However, if you do enjoy multiple holiday drinks, do not get in your car and drive home. Drinking and driving…

What Is a SOIRA (Sexual Offender Internet...

24 Sep 2015

If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is important to know the potential consequences of a conviction. A conviction in relation to a sexual offence can have a…

What Does “Jurisdiction” Mean?

18 Aug 2015

The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law, and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak. It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make decisions on…

Can a Person with a Criminal Record Act as a...

15 Jul 2015

What is a Surety? A surety is someone who agrees to take responsibility for a person accused of a crime. Being a surety is a serious commitment. A surety is…